Patients are hearing that Spiriva (tiotropium) might increase the risk of stroke

Patients are hearing that Spiriva (tiotropium) might increase the risk of stroke.

A recent analysis shows a slightly higher risk of stroke in patients using Spiriva...about 2 additional cases per 1000 patients per year.

This is a surprise. So far there's been no reason to suspect a link between inhaled anticholinergics and stroke.

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